Please note: Burnley Small Groups Funding has now been spent. Groups from Pendle & Rossendale can still apply.
What is Social Prescribing?
Social Prescribing is a mechanism for linking patients with non-medical sources of support within the community.
The Social Prescribing approach offers a vision for health services in which it is recognised that assets – personal strengths as well as family, friends, communities, and peer networks, can work alongside each-other to support individuals to live well. This approach complements existing medical care and treatment.
Patients with social, emotional, or practical needs can self-refer or can be referred via their GP or other health professionals and services into a range of local, non- clinical services provided by the voluntary, community and faith (VCFS) sector using the Social Prescribing Team.
Projects or schemes should complement the ICB’s strategic aims and commissioning priorities to support an Asset Based Community Development (ABCD) approach:
Applications which tackle/support the following key priorities will take precedence:
Who can apply to the Fund?
This fund is being made available to community projects in Burnley, Pendle, and Rossendale. A similar scheme is available in Hyndburn and Ribble Valley and is administered by Hyndburn and Ribble Valley CVS.
There is a strong focus for small groups, quality, single locality delivery.
How much money can groups apply for?
Awards of up to a maximum value of £5,000 will be considered.
Maximum turnover for your organisation should be £150,000 – organisations that have a turnover above £150,000 per annum will not be considered.
There will be no appeals or deferred applications – applications will be either successful or unsuccessful. Unsuccessful applications will receive limited feedback. If unsuccessful you may apply again in further rounds (subject to available funds).
New / very small groups - This funding encourages small groups or new start up groups to pilot their ideas with a view to gathering evidence for larger funding streams. As long as you are working with the CVS to develop your group you will be eligible to apply.
Activity must be completed within the period 1st August 2023 to 31st March 2024.
Please click here for the Application Guidance
Please click here for the Application Form